Mike Huckabee has been playing up his upcoming 2012 presidential announcement, which he will make tonight on his program on the Fox News Channel, all week. During that time he's shrouded the decision in secrecy and suspense. But now, an e-mail he sent to his inner circle has surfaced, and it could hint that he's leaning toward running.
Even up until last night, Huckabee was hyping the decision to fellow Fox personality Neil Cavuto. According to Huckabee, he made the decision last night and had just informed his family. They're the only ones that know, however, and his executive producer won't even know until he announces on TV. In shorty, he wouldn't tip his hand to Cavuto:
But that was on TV. TIME magazine has just released an e-mail Huckabee sent to his inner circle on Friday. In it, he explains some of what he told Cavuto, but he also includes some information that seems to hint at a run.
"Tomorrow night (Saturday) I will announce the next step in my plans for 2012 during my show on the Fox News Channel," the letter opens. "I would like to be able to call you or email you personally and in advance of the announcement, but due to the fact that the decision was not finalized until today and that I committed to Fox that I will absolutely not release it prior to doing so on the channel, that became impractical."
Then near the end comes the curious part:
Many friends have said, "how can we help you in the decision?" My answer has consistently been, "Pray that I have clarity." I have it and will share it Saturday night during the show. Please be patient if I don't respond immediately to an email because I expect that once I pull the trigger Saturday night, things will get even crazier, as if that's possible.
He says he will "pull the trigger" and "things will get even crazier." Interesting. And as anyone who's covered an election knows, what's crazier than election season?
What do you think?